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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Self-Harmony of the Bible - 1 (Part One)

Did God or Jehovah Create Heaven and Earth?
Genesis 1:1 says "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth," which is in perfect harmony with Genesis 2:4. However, since Genesis 2:4 credits Jehovah some ultra-skeptics cite this as a contradiction. But Jehovah is God’s name and Jehovah’s title is God, so there is no contradiction.

Is Man Upright or Sinful?
The Bible shows that man is sinful from conception (Psalm 51:5). The Mosaic Law was designed to reveal that and Jesus died because of it, so it comes as a surprise to some that ‘the Bible says that man is perfect at Ecclesiastes 7:29’. However, the verse actually harmonizes with the rest of the Bible. It (NWT) states: "The true God made mankind upright, but they have sought out many schemes." This is a clear allusion to the fall of Adam and Eve, who were made perfect, but fell and spread sin to their descendants. Since Ecclesiastes 7:29 does not refer to mankind in our current state there is no contradiction.

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